How to make Cheese Cigars With Pesto -

Flat bread slices stuffed with cheese and egg, rolled in the shape of cigar, deep fried and served with pesto sauce .

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : White Bread Slices (सफेद ब्रेड), Processed Cheese (प्रोसेस्ड चीज़)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Snacks and Starters

Cheese Cigars With Pesto

Cheese Cigars With Pesto Recipe Card


Fusion cuisine is one that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Cuisines of this type are not categorized according to any one particular cuisine style and have played a part in a number of innovations.
Fusion food is a general term for the combination of various forms of cookery and comes in several forms.  

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Cheese Cigars With Pesto Recipe

  • White Bread Slices 12 slices

  • Processed Cheese 2 teaspoons

  • Processed cheese grated 1/2 cup

  • Mozzarella cheese grated 1/2 cup

  • Chives snipped 1 tablespoon

  • Cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon

  • Egg lightly beaten 1

  • Fresh basil leaves 10-12

  • Fresh parsley sprigs a few

  • Garlic 5-6 cloves

  • Pine nuts(chilgoza) 1/4 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Olive oil 1 tablespoon


Step 1

To make pesto sauce, wash and drain basil leaves and fresh parsley. Peel and wash garlic. Peel pinenuts. Blend these adding salt and olive oil to make a smooth sauce.

Step 2

Remove crusts and roll bread slices with a rolling pin to flatten as much as possible. Combine mustard, processed and mozzarella cheese, chives and cayenne pepper.

Step 3

Spread a little of the cheese mixture over half of each bread slice, brush the remaining half side with egg. Roll the slice up tightly using egg to seal. Similarly prepare the cigars with the remaining bread slices.

Step 4

Heat oil in a pan, and deep fry the cigars a few at a time until golden. Drain onto an absorbent paper and serve hot with pesto.

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